FIN vs RUS Dream11: Finland and Russia will be locking horns at the Saint Petersburg Stadium for their second game in Group B in the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020. Finland are on the back of 1-0 win over Denmark, and will be looking to build onto that heading forward.
Meanwhile, Russia were comprehensively beaten 3-0 to Belgium in their opening fixture. The Belgium Red Devils are touted to top the group, which is why this fixture becomes all the more important for both sides. Finland will do their best to not lose, and could even settle for a point, whereas, Russia will have to go out all guns blazing to get maximum points. With that being said, we can expect the upcoming contest to be an intriguing affair.
Date: June 16, Thursday
Kick-Off: 6:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium
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Head to Head
The last two meetings between Finland and Russia were in 2008 and 2009. Both games were won by Russia.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Jukka Raitala is in doubt to start after sustaining a knock against Denmark in the last game.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Luka Hradecky should be starting in at goal, while, Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Paulus Arajuuri and Jeona Toivio could line up in defence. Jere Uronen, Glen Kamara, Tim Sparv, Robin Lod and Leo Vaisanen could accommodate the midfield region. Joel Pohjanpalo an Teemu Pukki are in contention to lead the attack up top.
Finland Starting XI (Likely)
Lukas Hradecky; Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Paulus Arajuuri, Jeona Toivio; Jere Uronen, Glen Kamara, Tim Sparv, Robin Lod, Leo Vaisanen; Joel Pohjanpalo, Teemu Pukki
Injury Report and Unavailability: Yuri Zhrikov is on the sidelines due to injury, while, Daler Kuzyaev and Fedor Kudryashov will be assessed prior to kick off.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Anton Shunin should be starting in at goal, while, Vyaacheslav Karavev, Georgiy Dzhikiya, Andrey Semenov and Mario Fernande could line up in defence. Dmitri Barinov and Aleksandr Golovon are likely to partner along in central midfield. Denis Cheryshev, Aleksey Miranchuk and Roman Zobnin could provide the service to Artem Dzyuba up top.
Russia Starting XI (Likely)
Anton Shunin; Vyacheslav Karavaev, Georgiy Dzhikiya, Andrey Semenov, Mario Fernandes; Dmitri Barinov, Aleksandr Golovin; Denis Cheryshev, Aleksey Miranchuk, Roman Zobnin; Artem Dzyuba
Artem Dzyuma is expected to score the first goal for Russia as per the odds by 16/5. Dzyuma has scored 20 goals, and has six assists to his name from the 27 appearances in the domestic league this season. He is also the penalty taker for his side.
For Finland, it’s Teemu Pukki the odds are in favor of to score the first goal BY 11/2. The Norwich City centre forward has scored 26 goals and has made four assists from the 41 games in the Championship this season.
Tim Sparv can also be added in the Fantasy Teams as he could lead to significant points. Sparv is good on the tackle and also had a pass completion rate of 87% in the last game versus Denmark.
Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to impress for Russia. Golovin has scored five goals and also has nine assists from 21 appearances for Monaco this season.
Joel Pohjanpalo bagged the winner against Denmark and will be confident heading into this fixture as well for Finland.
FIN vs RUS Dream 11 Teams
GK: L Hradecky
DEF: D OShaughnessy, G Dzhikiya, J Uronen, M Fernandes
MID: A Golovin, T Sparv, R Lod
FOR: A Dzyuba, A Miranchuk, T Pukki
In spite of Finland getting the win in their first game, and Rusia losing heir, the FIN vs RUS Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Russia to get the win by 8/13 s per bet365.